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Douglas harbour 

Position  Lat 54 08.9N Lon 04 28.0W

The main port of the Isle of Man with the most extensive facilities for both commercial and private vessels. Douglas is the only Manx port with dedicated passenger handling facilities and roll-on roll-off vehicle services. The port provides specialist berths for oil and gas tankers as well as general cargo vessels, fishing vessels and occasional survey, customs and naval vessels. The Isle of Man's first marina was opened during 2001 and offers a limited number of berths for visiting leisure craft, subject to availability. A second phase of pontoons was completed in the autumn of 2006. Substantial ongoing investment is continuing to further enhance the harbour's facilities. A private towage service is available and a commercial inshore passenger ferry operates various services throughout the summer season to other ports.

See navigation advice in related links.


Douglas facilities map is available in the downloadable documents section.

Berths available: The inner harbour marina (accessible at approximately high water +/- 2 hours) is the main area for visiting leisure craft to berth but there are also berths in the outer harbour which are less dependent on the tides. A summer only pontoon is available for short periods at all states of tide at the Battery Pier (by No. 14 Berth).

Pontoon application form is available to download on this page.

A slipway for the launching of small craft at all tidal states is situated next to the Fort Anne Jetty.

Entry to the Harbour is gained from the N.E. (heading 229) by leading marks (white opposing triangles) which are illuminated at night by flashing (occ 10s) blue lights, now supplemented by red flashing opposing arrows. This approach will avoid possible overfalls at the end of the Breakwater The fairway is marked by 2 Starboard hand buoys (Q(3)G.5s) and (Fl.G3s) with, to Port, a concrete 'dolphin' ( vert) which marks the end of the Breakwater. At the entrance, tides of up to 2 knots to the North East and South can be expected during flood and ebb tides respectively.


  • Emergency telephone (24 hours).
  • Fresh water 220-250V AC.
  • Independent suppliers can supply fuel oil.
  • Dry storage spaces are available for maintenance/storage.
  • Waste Oil, contact Marine Operations Centre or Inner Harbour Office.
  • Shower and toilet block (next to the Inner Harbour Office).
  • Laundry facilities - 2 washers & Dryers available which are coin operated.
  • Waste - bins are available on quay and Harbour Yard - contact Harbour Office for other waste.
  • Details of all facilities can be obtained from Marine Operations Centre (24 hours) or the Inner Harbour Office, call Douglas Harbour VHF Ch 12.

Town amenities:

  • Banks
  • Post Office
  • Chemists
  • Shops
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants

Inner Harbour Office opening hours

8am to 4pm (Harbour Control 24 hours)

Missing equipment

Have you lost or misplaced your dinghy or trailer? We have found some in our Douglas boat park. If you think you might be the owner please contact Douglas harbour office.

Missing Trailer


Harbour Keeper

Sea Terminal Building


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 687543

Email:Send Email

Marine Operations Centre

Telephone: +44 1624 686612 (24 hour)

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Port Security

Telephone:+44 1624 686631 or +44 1624 686632

Fax:+44 1624 686918

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